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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-17-2016, 09:13 PM
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Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Lovely tank and a beautiful Betta!

Lovely tank and a beautiful Betta!
Forum: Algae   07-27-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Algae   07-26-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks for the reply! Just the Excel. ...

Thanks for the reply!

Just the Excel.

I kept the photoperiod at 4 hours for 3 weeks. I read a lot of conflicting info on thread algae but one thing that kept cropping up was that it doesn't...
Forum: Algae   07-26-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thread Algae in 5-gallon

I have runaway thread algae in my 5-gallon. I try to remove the algae (toothbrush method) as often as possible, but it has infested the moss throughout the aquarium and I'm fighting a losing battle. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Drip, about an hour. Put in the dark tank about 2...

Drip, about an hour. Put in the dark tank about 2 hours before evening photoperiod.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
When I change the water I just slowly pour it...

When I change the water I just slowly pour it into the filter and it overflows into the tank.

I've cut dramatically back on the excel for the moment and we will see. I think getting the hair...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-14-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Tap is high in nitrates and I'm as worried or...

Tap is high in nitrates and I'm as worried or more about the health of the CPDs. but I'll look into the water treatment. Note that I'm doing all the same things chemically I did with my last tank in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-13-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
25% water change every 8 days (so it happens...

25% water change every 8 days (so it happens every other fertilization). I add Distilled water usually treated with a small amount of Seachem Equilibrium and Seachem Alkaline Buffer, but that has...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Slowly dying/disappearing Blue Velvets

Over the course of 3 weeks i lost 3 of my 4 blue velvets, though i only found one corpse in the tank. Every one seemed to be in association with a molt. But my GH isn't astronomical, only 9 degrees....
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
CPDs were $5 each or 5 for $20 at Aquatic...

CPDs were $5 each or 5 for $20 at Aquatic Warehouse. i now have 6 of them -- one male and 5 females. I also added an Amano shrimp to try to deal with a lot of algae on the wood.

Over the past few...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2016, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
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Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Okay, so several updates. First, tank...

Okay, so several updates.

First, tank finally cycled completely. Along the way the cryptocoryne undulata was melting badly and even the healthy leaves were separating from the rhizome, so i just...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
You know how you read tank journals sometimes and...

You know how you read tank journals sometimes and they talk about how they did this really stupid thing and you wonder how on earth they could possibly do that? I had one of those moments this...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-15-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,039
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Great idea and it looks really nice!!!

Great idea and it looks really nice!!!
Forum: Tank Journals   04-15-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
I do want some if you can spare it, seems like it...

I do want some if you can spare it, seems like it will be a better solution for me at this time.

Latest:
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-15-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 146,142
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Completely agree. I love the moss creeping over...

Completely agree. I love the moss creeping over the sticks, as well, how did you get it to do that?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-14-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Added TSS yesterday morning, pH was stable around...

Added TSS yesterday morning, pH was stable around 8.0.

This morning, Nitrites were around 2.0. Less than 12 hours later, Nitrites are 0.25.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Okay, pH is probably around 8.0 right now, it's...

Okay, pH is probably around 8.0 right now, it's over 7.6 for sure, and Nitrites have been stable around 2.0 for 36 hours, dosing 1ppm of ammonia, added yet more Tetra SafeStart Plus and the stable...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-13-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Experimentation: Bottled water: 0ppm...

Experimentation:

Bottled water: 0ppm Nitrites
Tap water: .25ppm Nitrites
Half tank water/half bottled water: Seems to be between 1 and 2 ppm
2 parts bottled water/1 part tank water: between...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-12-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Also, looking for suggestions for plants to...

Also, looking for suggestions for plants to change or add, I feel like I could use more plants in here but not sure what or where to add.

Bump: Also, looking for suggestions for plants to change...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-12-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Beautiful tank, looking forward to hearing what...

Beautiful tank, looking forward to hearing what livestock you decide upon.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-12-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,877
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Okay, after a week and a half of no movement on...

Okay, after a week and a half of no movement on the nitrites I sought expert help in the water parameters forum. Advice I got was to do some major water changes to get the nitrites down, and I tested...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-12-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Last night before bed I noticed that the pH had...

Last night before bed I noticed that the pH had dropped below 7 again. I didn't actually have baking soda so I had used a lot of the "pH Up" from the API pH test kit, so I added more (24 drops), I'm...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-12-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks. Water change of 4 gallons has dropped...

Thanks. Water change of 4 gallons has dropped nitrites to basically none whatsoever (0.25). Increased ph to about 7.2. Dosed 1ppm of Ammonia.

Should I add another bottle of Tetra SafeStart Plus?
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-12-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Added a whole bottle of TSS per the instructions....

Added a whole bottle of TSS per the instructions.

Any recommendations? Barring any warnings to the contrary I am going to do another 4-gallon water change and add more Tetra SafeStart. I'll adjust...
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